Monday, February 20, 2006

Oh Happy Day!



"Did someone say Kennel?"

"As in doggie hotel?"

Yup, my book manuscript is DONE! C'EST FINIS! COMPLETE! (oh happy day!) :o)

And just in time, because today we leave for a brief college visitation with our youngest son, Jon. He wants to check out IUP (Indiana University of PA) as a potential place to go to college (he's been accepted at IUP already), and it will take us five hours to get there,'s off to kiddie camp for the kids (aka: the Kennel). :o)

It will be nice to get away even if only for a day. IUP is my alma mater, and Indiana, PA, is where hubby and I met and married over 25 years ago. We lived there for the first eight months of our life together while we were still kid-free and carefree. I'm looking forward to the journey--a relaxed trip, like going home (in the best senses of the word).

Since I'm now the little squirt (like Elsie) of the human family (everyone outgrew me), I'll ride in the Jetta's back seat (hello, Dramamine), put my legs up across the seat (goodbye fluid retention), and dink around on my AlphaSmart just for fun. I might even take a Soduko book or two along to puzzle over. Throw in my mp3 player and some headphones, and I'm ready to go.

Wow. Relaxation here I come.

So we're off to Indiana! I'll check in when we return. TTFN (said with every bit of Tigger bounce and enthusiasm)!

'Til next time,


JuliaR said...

Congrats on the book! You should list them or link them on your blog - promotion, you know!

Sometimes, it's just good to get away for a bit. Have fun!

Cheryl said...

Hope you have a great trip!! Congrats on your book!

Joan said...

Thanks, Julia and Cheryl.

We had a terrific trip, and it looks like Jon is settled on IUP. :o)

It was nice to get away, and WONDERFUL not to have a book ms. hanging over my head.

Julia, thanks for the encouragement and suggestion about my book titles. I know I "should" promote my books (at least according to those writing/promotions gurus out there), but I just can't do that on my blog (at least not this one; maybe my writing one). It's not why I blog, and in a weird sort of way, it goes against my blogging instincts. I know TONS of people do, and there's nothing wrong with it; I'm just not comfortable with it in this forum. (LOL) I guess that's why I don't have any best-sellers!


JuliaR said...

I went to Amazon and checked out your titles - very interesting stuff, but quite specific too. I think you should put up a few links anyway, on your writing blog. Of course, if you write anything dog-related, you should promote it on this blog. I know - you have to feel comfortable and anyway, who am I to give advice as I have not had a book published! But links are pretty passive - they just sit there and only if someone is interested will they then click on it. Don't be too shy!